Acapela Releases Virtual Speaker 2.8

Acapela Group has released version 2.8 of its Virtual Speaker for companies that need to produce voice files.

Virtual Speaker instantly converts text into audio using a number of languages, voices, and output file formats.

Virtual Speaker 2.8, provides an enhanced, intuitive interface that allows users to seamlessly add tags and sounds, switch voices or languages, and select the most suitable vocalization from a set of alternative pronunciations. Automatic insertion of control codes lets users fine tune the text, and the syntax coloring feature makes these codes easy to spot when reviewing the work.

The new Graphical Interface provides easier and quicker access to the most commonly used controls.

The text editor has been enriched with additional capabilities, including undo/redo functions, search and replace, different colors for tags, and the ability to change font size and highlight text currently being read.

The new contextual menu facilitates the most common functions related to words, such as connection to the Pronunciation Editor and the Pronunciation Change feature.

The fine tuning process has been enhanced and now lets users select an alternative reading of the same portion of text, through a visual interface.

All of the project settings are displayed in a single window.

All the languages available have been updated and now benefit from the latest advances from Acapela's constantly improving technology. Korean has been added as a new language and 19 new voices have joined the Virtual Speaker repertoire. They are the following:

  • Australian English: Liam (child male), Olivia (child female), Lisa (female).
  • U.K. English: Harry (child male), Rosie (child female).
  • U.S. English: Sharon (female), Rod (male), Ella (child female), Josh (child male), Scott (teenage male), Emilio (bilingual child male), Valeria (bilingual child female).
  • French: Manon (female), Robot (robot male).
  • German: Jonas (child male), Lea (child female).
  • Korean: Minji (female).
  • Polish: Monika (female).
  • U.S. Spanish: Rodrigo (male), Emilio (bilingual child male), Valeria (bilingual child female).

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